Prioritize Disability Vaccine Access

Whereas, Governor Ricketts removed people with underlying conditions from the 1B Priority Group for the Covid Vaccine

Whereas, If infected, people with Down Syndrome are five times more likely to be hospitalized and 10 times more likely to die than the general population,

Whereas, 83% of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities are not receiving state services and part of the groups of people with disabilities that have not yet received the Covid Vaccine.

Whereas, Nebraska’s service system fails to recognize many people intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Therefore, we call on Governor Ricketts to add people with disabilities back to the Priority Group for Covid Vaccines. We must provide equitable access to testing for those in communities, in facilities, in services, and supported by their families.  In order to ensure this, we must eliminate barriers including but not limited to lack of access to transportation, limitations of vehicles, ensure quality testing in community services, provide testing in facilities, make the website accessible, create a comprehensive data set involving all people, and ensure equitable care for all Nebraskans.

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Elizabeth Burks
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Megan Durkin
Peggy Cassell
Christine Gress
Emily Kealey
Madeline Barnes
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Michelle Saulnier
Anna Luddy
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  • Cris Petersen
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  • Hannah Stebbins
    signed 2021-02-24 13:02:29 -0800
    My friend’s little sister Janie lives in Nebraska and has Down syndrome. At the current rate, she won’t get her vaccine until the other non-DS 20 year olds do. Prioritize vaccine distribution based on health conditions, ability, and need!!
  • Sara Sweeney
    signed 2021-02-24 13:01:15 -0800
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  • Whitney Lee
    signed via 2021-02-24 12:54:10 -0800
    People with disabilities need to be put at the type of the list for COVID-19. They are a vulnerable population, this should go without saying. But since it needs to be said… put the people with disabilities at the top of the list, they need the COVID vaccines now!
  • Danielle Anderson
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  • Anna Luddy
    signed 2021-02-24 12:51:51 -0800
    Signing in support of my friend who lives in Lincoln Nebraska with Down syndrome
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